After having run down the Flash and Game Jam way of life for a few years, it is now that Triplevision Games can be found going mainstream, with the first commercial title from the solo developer. That game is the Metroidvania styled Mable & The Wood… and it’ll be releasing on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC this coming summer.
Andrew Stewart is the main guy at Triplevision Games and it is he who is making Mable & The Wood a reality, with the team at Graffiti Games helping sort out the publishing side of things. And if you like your Metroidvania-styled affairs, this is certainly one to be keeping an eye on.
Running with the tag line of ‘Metroidvania Let’s Players Choose To Kill Everything or Nothing At All’, Mable & The Wood instantly intrigues, and being given the chance to hunt down massive beasts, shapeshfting into their forms in order to use powers to either save or destroy the world, sees things just start to become even more exciting.
See, how you play Mable & The Wood is completely up to you and those with less violent tendencies will be able to hunt down secret paths which will let them complete Mable without taking a soul – and that includes the bosses. But unlike most Metroidvanias, Mable does not allow players to run, jump and kill on their own, and instead they must use non-human forms to attack creatures and traverse through difficult challenges.
Key Features Include
- Free Reign – Players are free to make decisions on how they play and who they slay.
- Combat is Movement – Mable isn’t strong enough to lift her magical sword, so she must use it in unique ways to help move through the world. Players can use non-human forms to harm enemies for a limited time, but vanquishing creatures extends her power.
- Hunt Great Beasts and Take Their Shape – Defeat the great beasts to take their abilities and transform into a giant mole, medusa, spider and more.
- Explore a Dying World – A large and varied fantasy world, brought to life with state-of-the-art pixel technology and a beautiful original soundtrack.
- Multiple Endings – Mable features different routes to take through the world and secrets to discover that provide players with multiple endings.
“Mable is a game where players have free reign to make decisions on how they want to play the game,” said Andrew Stewart, Founder of Triplevision Games. “They can choose to kill everything, or they can play the entire game without killing anything, including bosses. Depending on the decisions made, players will encounter one of the multiple endings.”
To celebrate the reveal of the console version, Triplevision has released a new gameplay trailer which is full of the dangerous beasts that plague Mable. Give it a watch and keep an eye on our pages in the weeks ahead – we’ll be sure to let you know once a confirmed release date for Mable & The Wood on Xbox One arrives. If you prefer the PC route, a Steam page will help you out.